Tammuz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tammuz Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation; consort of Inanna
    • n Tammuz the tenth month of the civil year; the fourth month of the ecclesiastic year (in June and July)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tammuz A deity among the ancient Syrians, in honor of whom the Hebrew idolatresses held an annual lamentation. This deity has been conjectured to be the same with the Phœnician Adon, or Adonis.
    • Tammuz The fourth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, -- supposed to correspond nearly with our month of July.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Tammuz A Hebrew month of twenty-nine days, being the tenth of the civil and the fourth of the sacred year. It corresponds to part of June and part of July.
    • n Tammuz A Syrian deity, same as the Phenician Adon or Adonis, in whose honor a feast was held every year, beginning with the new moon of the month Tammuz. Also Thammuz.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tammuz tam′uz a Syrian deity, same as the Phœnician Adonis, a sun-god, worshipped with peculiar naturalistic rites by women among the Chaldæans, and even in Jerusalem (Ezek. viii. 14).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb. thammūz,

Usage

In literature:

The helpers of Tiamat were placed by her under the command of a god called KINGU who is TAMMUZ.
"The Babylonian Legends of the Creation" by British Museum
The festival of Tammuz is precisely analogous to the European festival of St. John's Day.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Five things happened to our forefathers on the 17th of Tammuz, and five on the 9th of Ab.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
Tammuz June and July.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
In Babylonia these deities were represented by Tammuz and Ishtar.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
We know Tammuz, "the true son," best by one of his titles, Adonis, the Lord or King.
"Ancient Art and Ritual" by Jane Ellen Harrison
To them, therefore, the fourth and fifth months, Tammuz (or Du'zu) and Ab respectively, are sacred.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The Adonis myth.+ There was in the worship of Ishtar wailing for Tammuz (Adonis).
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The fast of the seventeenth of Tammuz came round.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
From Tammuz we naturally pass to Istar, one of the few goddesses of old Babylonia, and by far the most famous of them.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
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